"Read at the London meeting of the 'Congrès de bienfaisance,' June, 1862."
Hand-colored frontispiece: "Diagram representing the relative Annual Mortality from Zymotic Diseases, Chest & Tubercular Diseases, & Other Diseases in the English male Population aged 15_45 and in the Infantry of the Line, serving at Home, before & since Lord Herbert's Administration."
Publisher's lilac printed wrappers
Elmer Belt Florence Nightingale collection
"Lord Sidney Herbert's death in 1861was a heavy blow for florence Nightingale. her own words express best what his friendship and collaboration meant for her. [Cf. Cecil Woodham-Smith, p. 258]"--Elmer Belt Florence Nightingale collection, p.12